Pepper Steak Hamburgers

Time to give your hamburgers a boost! With the recent warm weather, we have been eating outside daily, or as Riley would call it, having a picnic. Hamburgers are perfect for our “picnics,” but plain ones can get a little boring. I adapted my pepper steak recipe to add some extra flavor, and it turned out oh-so-delicious. (more…)

Poppy Seed Potato Salad

I have found that packing a picnic for children in two age groups can be challenging. Just finding something they can agree on at home can be challenging, but when you need to make it portable, it’s a whole new ball game. Still, we love picnics, and I plan to do as many of them as possible this summer. That will require an arsenal of go-to picnic foods. This one was a bit of a last-minute throw together, but it turned out wonderful! The baby might not have been able to enjoy it, but I like to think that she would have if she could have. (more…)

Snow Ice Cream

Tired of all the snow days? Has the snow lost its novelty? Try this super fun, easy, and yummy way to bring the excitement back to snow days!

IngredientsSnow Ice Cream

Directions:

  1. Collect fresh white snow into a large bowl (approximately 6 to 8 cups).
  2. Pour in the condensed milk and vanilla.
  3. Stir until mixed well.
  4. Enjoy!

Change it up with food coloring, nuts, sprinkles, flavorings, fruits, whatever strikes your fancy. Use your imagination!

Sweet Potato Fries

Yum, yum, yum! I can’t say enough good things about this quick, simple side dish. The kids love them, and they are healthy! Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. A perfect companion in the fight against daycare germs. They can be hard to cut in a timely fashion so if you anticipate running low on time, try cutting them the night before. (more…)